Monday, November 29, 2010

Snag Learning Film of the Week - Immersion

This week's Snag Learning Film of the Week is Immersion. Immersion is a short film (12 minutes) that illustrates the challenges ESL/ELL students face when taking some standardized mathematics tests. The story follows Moises, a student who is good at math, as he struggles with the decision to take the standardized mathematics test or to skip school that day.
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Applications for Education
Immersion raises some good discussion questions that could be used in a classroom or in a professional development setting. Should Moises be allowed to take a Spanish version of the standardized test? How can you prove that you know something when there is a language barrier in place? What is the purpose of a standardized test?

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